About Lorri

Ask LorriEducator:
Lorri Horn taught English and journalism at Santa Monica High School for over 14 years. She also served as English department chair and Teacher Leader for six years, was a mentor teacher, and taught UCLA California Literature Project.
Lorri has a California teaching credential, Masters of Arts in Education, a Bachelors of Arts in English, and is also Nationally Board Certified in Secondary Education.
Lorri’s background as a career schoolteacher and instructional leader make her especially qualified to help you with your educational needs which is why you should visit her on her other website. She tutors students in English (Language Arts) and writing.  She also tutors students in all subjects by focusing on their executive functioning skills and organization, which is so often the bigger challenge than the content area itself. When she’s not tutoring other people’s children, or wrangling her own child to do his homework, she likes to write.

Writer:
Lorri notices that her “about page” written in the third person is starting to sound a lot like Jimmy.  She thinks that it maybe sounds more laudable when someone else is speaking on her behalf. Lorri also thinks that maybe she won’t have to take direct responsibility for the dull and redundant syntax above that her inner publicist has determined is clear, concise, and cogent…Lorri has, Lorri worked, Lorri offers…

Who talks like that?

I write about various topics. I blog, though it is a word just a little too chubby sounding for my comfort level, so I still consider myself more of an essayist. You can find my writings on various topics published in the L.A. Times, The Huffington Post, Phi Delta Kappan, and, for your continued and more constant connection, here. I tweet, I still teach, and my middle grade fiction book, Dewey Fairchild, Parent Problem Solver, comes out Summer 2017.

My page is called “Ask Lorri” because I have a lot to say about everything, and I can’t help it if I think the world would be a better place if someone, everyone, anyone, would just ask me what to do. Since people don’t, I just write.

Mother:
Why, this just goes abundantly without saying. But I felt weird not saying it.